Uncommon Sense
Uncommon Sense: The Podcast of the American Chesterton Society, where we talk about all things Chesterton from a Chestertonian perspective. Join the conversation! Feedback welcome: uncommonsensepodcast@gmail.com nancycbrown47@gmail.com

Nancy talks about the conference of 2016 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, the March 5th conference in Ponchatoula, LA. She talks about the Chesterton Academy Gala on January 29th, with guest rock star, er, Chestertonian Scholar Aidan Mackey, and invites you to the Twin Cities Local Chesterton Society meeting on January 26, Tuesday, where Aidan will also guest speak. Go on a cruise with Dale Ahlquist, see the back of the last Gilbert Magazine and sign up today. The cruise is around July 2nd and takes you to the coast of England.

Nancy asks you to please review her book or like the review or give it stars at: chesterton.org, Tanbooks.com, goodreads, or amazon.

The Woman Who Was Chesterton would make a great Christmas gift for yourself, your wife, your daughter, your mother, sister or girlfriend.

Anna Hagen harpist has a new Christmas album, buy it.

Riddles and Creeds by the Nicole Ensing Band has great Chesterton music. 

One Bread is the name of the album which has the beautiful version of How Far Is It to Bethlehem which you hear at the end of this podcast.

Please support the American Chesterton Society by donating at chesterton.org today.

Direct download: 95-I_am_not_Dead.mp3
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This is an interview with Nancy Brown. Fountains of Carrots is the podcast of Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger.

In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Nancy C. Brown about one of our favorite topics: the Harry Potter series. Nancy is the author of The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide and The Woman Who Was Chesterton (about G.K. Chesterton’s wife Frances).

We had a nerdfest sharing about our love for the books. We discussed how they can be positive for both the moral imagination of the child and for family bonding and we examined some of the Catholic themes in the series. We also went into some of the concerns parents have about the series.

If you haven’t read the Potter books and aren’t sure if you want to share them with your children, I highly recommend reading Nancy’s book. She covers every concern I’ve seen raised about the books, so definitely start there to discern whether they’re right for your family!

Christy Isinger is the voice behind Fountains of Home. She’s a cradle Catholic who homeschools many small children in the frozen tundra of Alberta. Likes: Tequila, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Agatha Christie, and the occasional online shopping purchase. Dislikes: slow internet and getting everyone dressed to play in the snow. You can find her at her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Haley Stewart is a writer, speaker, blogger, Catholic convert, and mama of three. She’s a bookish southern girl with a love for BBC miniseries, Jane Austen, and bright red lipstick. With her bearded husband, Daniel, she co-authored Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year. You can find her on her personal blog Carrots for Michaelmas or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.


http://fountainsofcarrots.com/foc-033-the-mysteries-and-greatness-of-harry-potter-with-nancy-c-brown-2/

Direct download: Fountains_of_Carrots.mp3
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Radio Maria presents Catholic Kaleidoscope with your host Alyssa Bormes, who on October 4, interviewed Nancy Brown about her new book about Frances Chesterton, G.K. Chesterton's wife.

http://radiomaria.us/catholickaleidoscope/

chesterton.org

http://www.chesterton.org/shop/frances-chesterton/

Direct download: Alyssa.mp3
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chesterton.org

nancy-brown.com

 

Christopher Oulette is hosting a podcast called Beware Of Monsters. He interviewed Doug Tenaple and they talked about Chesterton

Here is the Chesterton Chunk.
Here is a link to Doug's work http://goo.gl/oCfx5J
and this is a link to the other podcast http://feeds.feedburner.com/BewareOfMonstersPodcast

Direct download: 93.mp3
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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, called The Absence of Mr. Glass.

Direct download: FatherBrownFour.mp3
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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, called The Flying Stars.

Direct download: My_Song.mp3
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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book, originally called "The Queer Feet"—here called The Strange Feet.

Direct download: FatherBrownReaderOneBookTwo.mp3
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Nancy Carpentier Brown reads from her adaptation of G.K. Chesterton's book The Blue Cross.

Direct download: NEWFatherBrownReaderStoryOne.mp3
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Nancy talks post-conference. She interviews editor and writer Michael Lichens.

 

Michael's writing can be found at Catholic World Report here: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/3728/chesterton_the_poet.aspx

 

Another interview with Michael at Fountains of Carrots: http://fountainsofcarrots.com/foc-019-why-we-love-g-k-chesterton-with-michael-lichens/

 

Michael Lichens' blog Catholic Coffee Drinkers: https://coffeecatholic.wordpress.com

 

Michael at Catholic Exchange: http://catholicexchange.com/author/thelichens

 

Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mlichens?fref=ts

 

Catholic Exchange podcast: http://catholicexchange.com/podcast

 

St. Austin Review: http://staustinreview.org

Direct download: 92_really_Lichens.mp3
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Nancy updates about the Conference.

 

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Direct download: 91.mp3
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Nancy talks about the first day of the conference, and updates us on Chesterton's cause.

Direct download: 90_Michael_Lichens.mp3
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http://www.amazon.com/Way-Lamb-Spirit-Childhood-End/dp/0898707595/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438889545&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=chesterton+therese+way+of+the+lamb

 

The Way of the Lamb by John Saward

 

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Direct download: 89.mp3
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Live from the Chesterton Conference in San Antonio, TX.

 

chesterton.org

Direct download: 88_Wednesday_August_5_2015.mp3
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Nancy talks about the podcast, Christopher Oullette contributes a segment about amazing coincidences, and what happens when our friends like the same stuff we do (contact Christopher at chestertonsp@gmail.com) and the upcoming conference.

 

chesterton.org

Direct download: 87_Pre_Conference_2015.mp3
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Dawn Eden can be found at dawneden.blogspot.com, her blog is called the Dawn Patrol.

 

The Radio Ulster incident can be found here: http://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2015/6/15/bbc-confused-about-the-difference-between-a-bishop-and-a-book-writer

 

Fire from heaven Bible Verse: http://biblehub.com/luke/9-54.htm

 

“A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” GKC

 

http://www.chesterton.org/shop/the-thrill-of-the-chaste/

 

http://www.chesterton.org/shop/the-girl-who-was-thirsty/

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594712905/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1594712905&linkCode=as2&tag=thedawnpatrol-20

Direct download: 86_Dawn_Eden.mp3
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Join Michael J. Lichens as he sits down with Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society as well as the host of EWTN’s The Apostle of Common Sense. Michael and Dale discuss Chesterton, the upcoming Chesterton Conference, and the impact that GK Chesterton has had on Michael Collins, Gandhi, world leaders, and our own world. There will be lots of laughter and wisdom ahead!

chesterton.org

Direct download: Catholic_Exchange.mp3
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What a joy to have had Dale Ahlquist join us again! Dale is the president of the American Chesterton Society, Host of EWTN’s Apostle of Common Sense, co-founder of the Chesterton Academy, author, and scholar of G.K. Chesterton. Today was a good day to speak about conversions to the Catholic Church – and so we spoke about Chesterton’s conversion, and then those of Dale, and 400 plus others. In addition, Chesterton has been an influence in very many vocations to the religious life. And speaking about religious life – why not talk about Chesterton and the Popes! And, because Chesterton was such a big man – we covered many other things. After listening, you can find out more about Dale Ahlquist and G.K. Chesterton at chesterton.org.

Radio Maria link: http://radiomaria.us/catholickaleidoscope/

This interview link: http://radiomaria.us/may-24-2015/

 

Thank you Radio Maria!

Direct download: Radio_Maria.mp3
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Nancy Brown talks about the Avengers again, this time with audio feedback from Christopher Oulette. Nancy mentions a movie called "Arts and Crafts" and "Big Eyes" was also mentioned.

 

Reach Nancy at nancy@chesterton.org

Find out more about Chesterton at Chesterton.org

Direct download: 85a.mp3
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chesterton.org

Direct download: Joseph_Pearce.mp3
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Nancy talks about The Surprise, Chesterton's occassionally frustrating ability to take you on a train ride and not tell you where you're going, and the newest Avengers movie, Age of Ultron.

Visit chesterton.org today and become a member.

Direct download: 84.mp3
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Christopher Oulette discusses Joy Electric's song Ushering in the Magical Era, hear the song:

Joy Electric http://goo.gl/xim7mp

 

Email Christopher at: chestertonsp@gmail.com

 

 

Nancy talks about people who don't get Chesterton.

 

Nancy asks if anyone knows anyone who could be the Headmaster of the Chesterton Academy of Chicago.

 

Also still looking for a donation of an iPad.

 

Announces the 2016 conference will be in Pittsburg, and that there will be a conference in Toronto in 2016.

 

Email Nancy at nancy@chesterton.org

 

Closing track: Cimorelli, see http://www.cimorellimusic.com

 

Direct download: 83.mp3
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Nancy Brown talks about lent, Holy Week, Easter and more.

 

Guest Christopher Oulette talks about GKC's play called Magic, and compares it to Kronos, by Jeremy Robbins, which you can find here: Kronos http://goo.gl/gF8jKU

 

Thanks for harp music, Anna Hagen http://annahagenharpist.com/wp/

 

 

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nancy@chesterton.org

Direct download: 82_Holy_Week.mp3
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This interview originally braodcast from Living Bread Radio. Please check out all their audio archives here: 

http://www.livingbreadradio.com

 

Nancy Brown's interview is found here:

 

http://www.livingbreadradio.com/podcasts/show-211-nancy-brown-1-10-15/

 

Thank you, Melinda Knight and Lifeline.

Direct download: Nancy_Brown_GF_Marriage_Interview.mp3
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Nancy Brown talks with Richard Aleman, Executive Director of the American Chesterton Society about the Conference in August, August 6-8, 2015 at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, TX

Direct download: 81_Interview_Richard_Aleman.mp3
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Talk given by Nancy Brown at St. Agnes parish in St. Paul on March 6, 2015

Direct download: Conversion_of_Frances_Chesterton.mp3
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Nancy Brown gets you caught up on the American Chesterton Society news, conference info, and request for a donation.

 

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Direct download: 80_March_2015.mp3
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Harp Music courtesy of Anna Hagen. With grateful thanks. Please visit http://www.annahagenharpist.com/wp/

 

To check out the cool hotel where the next conference will be, look here:

http://www.mengerhotel.com/about-menger

 

Please visit chesterton.org and consider how you can support the work of the American Chesterton Society. Thank you.

 

The image on the front cover is the Mii Nancy uses when she does Wii Fit--just one of the ways she's been losing weight.

Direct download: 79_New_Year_2015.mp3
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